The “Fairness Doctrine” example shows to what extent the purveyors of unhealthy products will go to keep the truth from the American public.
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The trans fat story is an excellent example of this, which I just did two videos about, Controversy Over the Trans Fat Ban (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/controversy-over-the-trans-fat-ban) and Banning Trans Fat in Processed Foods but Not Animal Fat (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Banning-Trans-Fat-in-Processed-Foods-but-Not-Animal-Fat).
Isn’t that Fairness Doctrine example amazing? Just goes to show how powerful the truth can be. If you want to support my efforts to spread evidence-based nutrition you can donate to our 501c3 nonprofit here (https://nutritionfacts.org/donate/), and support Balanced (https://balanced.org/), an ally organization NutritionFacts.org helped launch to put this evidence into practice.
More tobacco industry parallels can be found in Big Food Using the Tobacco Industry Playbook (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/big-food-using-the-tobacco-industry-playbook), American Medical Association Complicity with Big Tobacco (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/american-medical-association-complicity-with-big-tobacco), and How Smoking in 1956 is Like Eating in 2017 (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-smoking-in-the-50s-is-like-eating-today).
Want to know more about that saturated fat tax idea? See: Would Taxing Unhealthy Foods Improve Public Health? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/would-taxing-unhealthy-foods-improve-public-health).
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